This morning, Tim was emptying the dishwasher and I was on the computer totally glued to a blog about Jon and Kate, Plus 8 (behind-the-scenes drama about the show that I simply could not tear myself away from reading, definitely a he-said, she-said situation). Cole had to use the potty so Tim got him set up in the bathroom and went back to emptying the dishwasher. I read him some of the gossip about the show. Just as he was doing the math outloud, trying to add up how much money and freebies Jon and Kate get doing the show, we heard Cole yell from the bathroom....
"Daddy, I'm done pooping....."
Tim said "okay, wait a minute....let me finish emptying the dishwasher real quick".
And we went back to discussing the show again and I was saying how I'd love to have an organic chef who cooked all our meals, a cleaning service and someone to run errands for me and we heard again, from the bathroom....
"Daddy, I said, I'm done pooping...."
I said to Tim, "do you want me to go help him?" and Tim responded, "yeah, if you want to". Do I WANT to? What kind of question is that? So I said, "sure, I'd love to wipe my son's butt. What a great opportunity for me. It's not like I get to wipe his butt during the week as much as I'd like to so thank you for letting me do it". I think I left him wondering if I was being sarcastic or just trying to be funny.
I set one foot in to the bathroom and....BAM....the smell hit me, as I saw Cole still sitting on the toilet waiting patiently. And just as I was about to say, "Wow, Cole....what on earth did you eat...did something die inside of you", he took one look at me and screamed, "I want Daddy".
My feelings used to get so hurt when any of the kids would prefer Tim over me. There have even been times I've cried to Tim, "the kids love you more than me". But then he quickly comforts me by saying that he's not with them as often as I am so of course they want more time with him than me when he is at home. Sounds logical enough.
I walked immediately out of the bathroom and into the kitchen, smiled, and said "your son would like YOU to wipe his butt". Good thing I'm not as sensitive as I used to be. This was definitely not a situation I was gonna cry over!
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